[We are] not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (Romans 1:16)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Inconsistent Preaching

by Matthew

In my church yesterday, the co-pastor preached an excellent sermon on the subject of eternal security from Ephesians chaptet 1. For once I agreed with everything he said. He said that the simple condition for receiving eternal life is to believe, and thus all believers can have assurance of being saved. Yet this same man on other occasions preaches that one must also repent, commit one's life to Christ and perservere.

I think so many Lordship Salvationists are confused. I think most of them believe the true Gospel and in moments of carelesness like yesterday, they can actually preach the true Gospel of grace. I think most of them are simply unwilling to deal with the glaring contradiction in their own thelogy between eternal life being a free gift received by faith and eternal life being conditional upon a total commitment to discipleship. They do not want to face the issue.

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